There have been no offers for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips this summer despite plenty of interest in him, according to The Sun journalist Alan Nixon.

The reporter was asked a direct question over whether Bournemouth have made a move for the Whites star on his Twitter account, to which he responded “nobody in yet. Plenty like him. No offers.”

Leeds are likely to want to keep their utility man, a player who shone in a number of different roles under Marcelo Bielsa last season, particularly the defensive midfield position, but having failed to gain promotion to the Premier League, a raft of clubs are said to be interested in taking him to the top flight.

Leeds are getting prepared to launch another tilt at a bid for promotion to the Premier League, and Bielsa will know if he is going to be successful in achieving that goal, he is going to have to keep hold of the services of as many of his key players as is possible.

It appears the Whites are bracing themselves for a busy summer fighting off clubs wanting their star men. As well as Phillips, the likes of Jack Clarke, Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper are all being linked with potential switches to bigger and better things.

If Bournemouth make their interest in the Leeds midfielder a substantial one, it would not be the first time the Yorkshire outfit will have dealt with the Cherries over the transfer of a highly rated star, as three years ago Lewis Cook made the same move from Elland Road to the Vitality Stadium.

Whites’ fans will be hoping the club remain strong in their insistence of keeping hold of their better players, but the lure of the Premier League remains large for many.


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